UK’s PM Johnson faces fresh pressure over lockdown party

UK's PM Johnson faces fresh pressure over lockdown party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been embroiled in another scandal over his administration’s breaches of health protocols at the height of the first coronavirus lockdown when all in-person socializing was outlawed.

Johnson came under fresh scrutiny following reports that more than 100 members of his staff were invited to a party in the garden of his official residence in May 2020.

British tabloids covered the story on their front pages on Tuesday. “Invite To Do What You Like,” read The Mirror’s headline, while The Daily Mail ran “Boris Rocked By New Party Revelations.”

The May 20 event, which Johnson and his wife Carrie attended, was first reported late on Monday by British broadcaster ITV.

A leaked email indicated that an invitation to the party had been sent out by Johnson’s Principal Private Secretary Martin Reynolds via email to more than 100 Downing Street officials.

Johnson’s premiership has been badly tarnished by a…

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